HOSA Handbook Section B

General Rules and Regulations

2015 - 2016 Event Updates:

  • 10/29/15
    • For all events using Awards Unlimited portfolios, binders, or chapter reflection books: Awards Unlimited will be http://www.hosa.org/sites/default/files/DS15_0.pdftransitioning to the new HOSA logo on these items.  During the transition, portfolios, binders, or chapter reflection books with either the new or the old HOSA logo will be accepted for use in Competitive Events at NLC 2016.
  • 10/17/15
    • Medical Math has been re-posted. There was an error on the conversion chart. 1 drop = .0667 ml. 
    • CPR has been re-posted. Skill IX rating sheet was inadvertently left off the original guidelines posted. Skill XI rating sheet had a duplicate step, so that has been deleted and the total and mastery score updated.    
  • 9/15/15
    • Parliamentary Procedure: The Round One test is now 35 items and 30 minutes will be allowed to complete the test. The resource for the test is Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd Edition. These changes match the new membership process for  NAP. Check with your State Advisor to determine if they will administer a 100-item test or a 35-item test for your 2016 regional and state conferences.

Health Science Events

Dental Terminology Medical Spelling Medical Terminology
Medical Math Medical Reading


Knowledge Tests

  • Behavioral Health
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Transcultural Health Care

Health Professions Events

Biomedical Laboratory Science Clinical Nursing Clinical Specialty
Dental Science Home Health Aide

Medical Assisting

Nursing Assisting *Personal Care Physical Therapy
Sports Medicine Veterinary Science  

Emergency Preparedness Events

CERT Skills CPR/First Aid Emergency Medical Technician
Epidemiology *Life Support Skills MRC Partnership
Public Health    

Leadership Events

Extemporaneous Health Poster Extemporaneous Writing Healthy Lifestyle
*Interviewing Skills Job Seeking Skills Medical Photography
Prepared Speaking Researched Persuasive Speaking *Speaking Skills

Teamwork Events

Biomedical Debate Community Awareness Creative Problem Solving
Forensic Medicine Health Career Display Health Education
HOSA Bowl Medical Innovation Parliamentary Procedure
Public Service Announcement    

Recognition Events

Healthcare Issues Exam

HOSA Happenings

HOSA Chapter Reflection

Outstanding State Leader  HOSA Marketing Challenge



Barbara James Service Award MRC Volunteer Recognition


National Service Project


Instruction Sheets for HOSA Activity Tracking System (BJSA, MRC, and NSP)

Appendices and Resources

Appendix A CE Multiple Sections

Appendix B Inquiry Procedure

Appendix C Orientation Proxy Form

Appendix D Event Manager's Information - Written Test

Appendix E Icon Table

Appendix F Dress Code for Competitive Events

Appendix G Demos and Pilots

Appendix H Victim/Patient Instructions

Appendix I  How to Break a Tie in Competitive Events

Appendix J Cell Phone Policy

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